The Conversation with… session is taking place Monday lunchtime at Conference. This is unique opportunity for up to 60 delegates to meet speakers and other key occupational therapy influencers, and have informal and insightful conversations. The format will be fun and energetic, with delegates having a chance to be a part in three 12 minute conversations by joining a hosted table.
The hosts will be:
- Julia Scott, Chief Executive, Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Needs no introduction.
- Dr Winnie Dunn, Distinguished professor, University of Kansas. She is an internationally known expert for her studies about sensory processing in everyday life.
- Grainne Siggins, Director of Adult Social Care, London Borough of Newham, and Policy Lead, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). She is a highly influential Director of Social Services and also a qualified occupational therapist.
- Dr Gill Ward, Gillian is an occupational therapist and a Reader in assistive technology (AT). Her research focuses on the evaluation of technology to support and enable health and wellbeing, especially for older people, carers and those with long term conditions. Service user involvement and participation are key values in her work, with co-creation and co-design an area of strength.
- Sue Parkinson, is the lead author of the Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MOHOST). She is passionate about occupation-focused, evidence-based, theory-driven practice.
- Shaun Conway (invited) is Senior Director of External and Regulatory Services for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) in the United States. He is responsible for the oversight of organizational functions related to state regulation, international regulatory services and community outreach.
Places for this session will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Only registered delegates will be able to attend this session, and lunch will be provided.